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Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions (19 Oct 2021)

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Waiting Lists (19 Oct 2021)

Hospital Waiting Lists

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Waiting Lists (19 Oct 2021)

David Cullinane: 86. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on hospital waiting lists, including lists not reported by the National Treatment Purchase Fund, NTPF, such as diagnostic lists; his plans for tackling waiting lists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50782/21]

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Waiting Lists (19 Oct 2021)

David Cullinane: My question is on hospital waiting lists. I am asking for the total number of people who are on waiting lists, including those not captured by the NTPF, which would include diagnostics. When I make my supplementary contribution I want to concentrate on children on waiting lists, which is of huge concern to me.

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Waiting Lists (19 Oct 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: There are 760,394 patients on acute hospital inpatient day case, outpatient and gastrointestinal scope waiting lists, as published by the NTPF. I recognise that a higher figure of more than 900,000 is regularly used and it is important to note that this figure includes just under 150,000 patients who already have scheduled care. The NTPF figure we should be most concerned with is the...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Waiting Lists (19 Oct 2021)

David Cullinane: I have been in many hospitals in recent weeks. I have been in hospitals in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Laois, Sligo and many other places. I have met hospital management, campaigning groups and those on the front line and the figures are shocking. The length of time people are waiting is also a difficulty. I want to home in on the matter of children with scoliosis because a promise was...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Waiting Lists (19 Oct 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: The waiting times for children with scoliosis are not acceptable and they have to be brought down. One of the first places I went when I was appointed as Minister was Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin and I met the orthopaedics team there for exactly this reason. Good efforts have been made and an additional consultant is in place. Things have been greatly exacerbated by Covid, as...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Waiting Lists (19 Oct 2021)

David Cullinane: I met parents of children with scoliosis on Zoom today and many of them said to me that their children have been left with lifelong complications because of the delays to their care. They also said they have seen this before and heard all the promises but that they have not seen the improvements. They said that we should aspire to do better for our children and to have a health service that...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Waiting Lists (19 Oct 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I share the Deputy's concern. I had a long call last week with a parent of one kid with serious complications. What the children are going through is unimaginable, as is what the parents are going through as a result. I have told the parents that we will sort this out. We are working directly with CHI to understand exactly what the bottlenecks are. Some of this can be solved through...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Disability Services (19 Oct 2021)

Disability Services

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Disability Services (19 Oct 2021)

Duncan Smith: 87. To ask the Minister for Health his intended approach to spending the funding for disability services as committed to in budget 2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50818/21]

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Disability Services (19 Oct 2021)

Duncan Smith: An extra €105 million was announced in the budget last week for people with disabilities and for disability services, which was welcome. We will talk about the disability capacity review and the amount that is needed to meet the unmet demand there when I come back with my supplementary contribution. I ask the Minister of State for more detail on how this money will be spent. I would...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Disability Services (19 Oct 2021)

Anne Rabbitte: I am delighted to have the opportunity to answer this question. I will break it down as quickly as I can. The first €50 million is for the existing level of services. Another €55 million is for new developments. These new developments will be made up of a suite measures in different areas. I want to talk about therapy posts and administrative work. Approximately €9...

Rental Sector: Motion [Private Members] (19 Oct 2021)

Paul Donnelly: Like Deputy Quinlivan, I have people coming into my office every week who are absolutely distraught because they cannot afford to keep renting where they are currently renting, they have got a notice to quit and are trying to find somewhere else or, for whatever family reason, they have to leave their current accommodation. I am sure there are many thousands of such people who waited with...

Rental Sector: Motion [Private Members] (19 Oct 2021)

Eoin Ó Broin: The purpose of tabling this motion tonight was to highlight the abject failure of the Government to provide any immediate, urgent relief for those in the rental sector struggling with sky-high rents. The Government has been in office for nearly 15 months and none of the legislation to which the Minister, Deputy Darragh O'Brien, referred has done anything either to stop the upward movement of...

Rental Sector: Motion [Private Members] (19 Oct 2021)

Amendment put.

Rental Sector: Motion [Private Members] (19 Oct 2021)

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: In accordance with Standing Order 80(2), the division is postponed until the weekly division time tomorrow evening, Wednesday, 20 October 2021.

Rental Sector: Motion [Private Members] (19 Oct 2021)

Maurice Quinlivan: One issue that my office in Limerick is contacted about multiple times a day is housing. People are calling to look for help with their housing issues and help to get on the housing waiting lists, people are in mortgage distress and, more and more, we are seeing people who are struggling to pay their rent. Those in this category are extremely varied and include students struggling to find a...

Rental Sector: Motion [Private Members] (19 Oct 2021)

Thomas Pringle: I fully support this motion's intention to support renters, who are stuck right in the middle of the worst housing crisis that we have seen in the history of the State, and whose situation only seems to look more and more bleak, despite the fact that this same crisis has been going on for years. I recall the former Taoiseach, or perhaps the present Taoiseach, Deputy Varadkar, declaring the...

Rental Sector: Motion [Private Members] (19 Oct 2021)

Michael McNamara: In the very limited time available to me, I wish to focus on inspections of private rented accommodation or rather the lack thereof. The minimum standards for rented accommodation are set out in the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations and the responsibility for inspecting houses to ensure that they meet the standards rests with the local authorities. The recent figures...

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